Posted by Quintal on November 17, 2006, at 14:32:12
In reply to cabergoline? » Quintal, posted by pseudoname on November 17, 2006, at 14:04:26
Here is the thread I was referring to: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20061110/msgs/703230.html
I bought a book called 'Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness' by Gillian Butler quite some time ago in the hope I would be able to cure myself with the power of thought alone, but no. I was already aware of the workings of most of my inner thought processes, hadn't actually drawn them out on paper in little logic diagrams to be fair to the CBTists. Even so, that didn't help me change the way I thought even when I actually got round to doing it.
Putting it loosely, Cabergoline is a D2 & D3 agonist licensed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. I'm suggesting it because it appears to have a similar action to low dose amisulpride, which is often helpful for social anxiety and dysphoria but is not available in the US. Cabergoline is widely available in the US as far as I understand and may well be a good addition to lamotrigine and buprenorphine to treat your dysphoria/dysthimia?